CHOCOLATE DAVE SHOT - Chocolate Dave is the Belgian guy who goes in and out of all the clubs on a daily basis selling delicious chocolate candy that I believe he makes himself. On 26 Nov, midnight, he was shot in the waist during a robbery attempt. At the time he was in Marina Street, Josepa Subdivision, he was taken to hospital but fortunately the wound was not serious and he was released after treatment. I wonder if the thieves were after his money or his candy? I try not to buy candy from Dave as it can be habit forming as it is quite tasty and my waist line would expand to a grotesque size if I bought his candy every time I saw him. He is certainly hard working and does a hell of a lot of walking as he carries his candy around in what appears to be a pretty heavy bag. He is quite friendly and is a very familiar face in the entertainment zone. Maj Tan has reported that the case is being actively investigated.
That is the bad news! The good news is that Maj Tan just informed me that the murder/robbery case of Paul Atkin will be filed before the Fiscal on Monday (28 Nov) as a suspect has already been identified. I will be following up on that next week and hopefully we will see a prosecution of a murderer that killed an innocent Australian tourist.
Maj Tan had told me a week ago that they had their sights on a suspect and I must give him and his investigative team at Station Four credit for seeking out the culprit or culprits in this horrible murder. I would like to mention that Maj Louie Tan, Station Four Commander recently received recognition as the most outstanding policeman of police Regional Office 3. This is a yearly competition involving police stations in all of Region Three and it is considered a very prestigious award. Needless to say, he did have a small celebration at Station Four. If the killer of Paul Atkin is indeed brought to justice, prosecuted and put away in jail then I would have to admit that Tan earned the award. Congrats Major.